If Today Be My Last Day…

I would not think of the things that I own,
nor of the things that I wished I could have.
I would not think of the career I was able to attain,
nor of the amount of money in my account.

Instead, I would think of opportunities.
Opportunities taken, opportunities missed.
Opportunities to laugh, opportunities to share.
Opportunities to live, opportunities to love.
The opportunities that afforded for understanding.

Understanding of God, an understanding of self.
Which in turn led to an understanding of what it means to truly love others.
Love.
Oh the way it keeps the world spinning.
Love.
The very reason for which we were created.
The very reason we are alive.
Love.
I have loved.
I have lost.
I have been loved.
I have been lost.
Yet, here I stand
Still loving, no longer lost.
Real loving, true love. Authentic.
God first, then myself, and others likewise – Matthew 22:36-40.

If today be my last day,
I would say that the journey to here was not easy, but, it was well worth it.
The valleys, shadows, mountains, rivers – all seemed so overwhelming;
Little did I know that they were all part of the adventure.
If today be my last day,
I would look back on the road to here that seemed so windy;
And chuckle to myself about the memories I wouldn’t trade for more time.
If today be my last day,
I would not choose to have lived my life a different way
For the life I have been privileged to live, has been one filled with opportunities.
If today be my last day,
I wouldn’t ask for more time, I would just be grateful that this journey;
it’s ups and downs, twists and turns, led me to you.

If today be my last day, 
I would simply take the time I had left to tell you that I love you. 
And that I hope in all of my ways, you felt loved by me too.

 

References:

Bible Hub. Online Bible Study Suite, 2004-2016, biblehub.com.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. Crossway Bibles, 2001.

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